The Coleman Area Library is dedicated to the cultural and educational spirit of the community, the Library is committed to providing public access to information and materials regardless of format for library patrons with friendly, competent, accurate and expedient service. Library materials and services encourage life-long learning, act as a catalyst for the free exchange of ideas and promote literacy among all people regardless of race, religion, creed or color or national origin.
Founded in 1968 as a branch library and established as an independent library in 1976, the Coleman Area Library provides services to residents in the City of Coleman, Geneva Township and Warren Township. The new library building was completed in 2002. The library strives to provide our community with a comfortable and convenient location for reference information, literacy, free public computer access and various other resources. The library promotes recreational reading for all ages. The Coleman Area Library offers bi-weekly story time for preschool children as well as a popular summer reading program for children and adults.
The Coleman Area Library is a partner of the CC⊕MPSS Partner Libraries, including: Chippewa River District Library system (CRDL), Coleman Area Library, Mt. Pleasant High School Media Center (MPHS), Pere Marquette District Library in Clare (PMDL), Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Libraries and Surrey Township Public Library in Farwell. These libraries participate in the shared catalog system. This means that resources from all partner libraries are available to Coleman Area Library cardholders.
The Coleman Area Library is a member of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, a library membership group that provides group purchasing, training, and other services. This means that Coleman Area Library cardholders can borrow items from libraries all over the state via MeLCat interlibrary loan.
The organizational structure of the Coleman Area Library board consists of a total of six appointed members from the City of Coleman, Geneva Township and Warren Township. Each member serves a four-year term. Board meetings are held at the library on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
2017 Board Members
Director: Gale Nelson
Board Chairman: Linda Anthony
Board Vice Chairman: Annetta Scott
Board Secretary: Thomas Coon
Treasurer: Maureen Middleton
Trustee: Sandy Galgoci
Trustee: Joseph Grabowski
- Can I order a book from another library?
- Children and Adult Summer Reading
- How can I access local history?
- How can I have my exam proctored?
- How can I reserve the meeting room?
- How can I support my library?
- How do I download e-books?
- How do I get a library card?
- How do I put a reserve or hold on a book?
- How do I use the computers or Wi-fi at the library?
- How long can books & movies check out for?